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galvanize


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galvanize  \Gal"va*nize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Galvanized};  p  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Galvanizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  galvaniser.] 
  1.  To  affect  with  galvanism;  to  subject  to  the  action  of 
  electrical  currents. 
 
  2.  To  plate,  as  with  gold,  silver,  etc.,  by  means  of 
  electricity. 
 
  3.  To  restore  to  consciousness  by  galvanic  action  (as  from  a 
  state  of  suspended  animation);  hence  to  stimulate  or 
  excite  to  a  factitious  animation  or  activity. 
 
  4.  To  coat,  as  iron,  with  zinc.  See  {Galvanized  iron}. 
 
  {Galvanized  iron},  formerly,  iron  coated  with  zink  by 
  electrical  deposition;  now  more  commonly,  iron  coated  with 
  zink  by  plunging  into  a  bath  of  melted  zink,  after  its 
  surface  has  been  cleaned  by  friction  with  the  aid  of 
  dilute  acid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  galvanize 
  v  1:  to  stimulate  to  action  :  "..startled  him  awake."  [syn:  {startle}] 
  2:  cover  with  zinc;  as  of  steel,  for  example 
  3:  stimulate  by  administering  a  shock;  as  of  muscles 




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